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The firm

Piperea & Asociatii was founded in 2005 by Gheorghe Piperea, Petre Piperea and Catalin Antonache. Since then, the firm has grown continuously to reach 21 lawyers, including six partners. Gheorghe Piperea is a former judge and a renowned professor at the University of Bucharest, teaching commercial and insolvency law, and a highly rated insolvency practitioner. He is, undoubtedly, a prominent law figure and author of numerous law books and studies.

The distinguishing feature of the firm is its academic and legal writing activity. Piperea & Asociatii lawyers have been involved in writing the Commentaries of the Civil Code, the Civil Procedure Code, the Insolvency Code and the Company Law. Thus, the legal services provided by Piperea & Asociatii have always had a solid academic background.

Piperea & Asociatii is an acknowledged leading law firm, a landmark of consistency and expertise in the Romanian legal market. The firm is known for its ability to generate new ideas and concepts and offer solutions to complicated legal matters.

Piperea & Asociatii has a large portofolio including major local and international clients and public authorities, but has also made its name in pro bono cases, having handled large class actions with outstanding results.

Areas of practice

Insolvency: Piperea and Associates is undoubtedly one the leaders of the insolvency law market. The firms reputation in this area is based not only on its experience, but also on intensive scientific research. 2017 was marked by the appearance of the commentary on the Insolvency Code, a work co-ordinated by Gheorghe Piperea, and all authors were acting lawyers from Piperea and Associates. Piperea & Asociatii has provided consulting and representation services in court in several important insolvency cases.

Class action: Piperea and Associates is the first law firm in Romania to initiate collective lawsuits. Since 2010, Piperea and Associates has represented in the class action processes several categories of people who have been affected by pension cuts caused by legislative changes at that time. Thus, litigations were initiated and retired soldiers (more than 600 people) gathered in one lawsuit to materialise their rights violated by legislative changes. Additionally, in 2017, Piperea and Associates represented the syndicate GVB Romania (together with 90 employees) against the employer.

Corporate law: Piperea and Associates represents clients in actions concerning: annulment of the GMS, revocation of general manager mandate, annulment of cession of shares, shareholder liability for bad faith, and interventions in the Trade Registry. Additionally, Piperea and Associates offers legal advice in several subjects under the corporate law: non-contentious activities at the Trade Registry, consultancy in holding the general meeting of shareholders , representation of shareholders in the assemblies, consultancy in the field of corporate acquisition contracts etc.

Labour litigation: Piperea and Associates is involved in both the pre-contentious phase and the contentious phase. The firm assists clients in the preliminary proceedings of the actual dissolution of the individual labour contract, prepares the necessary documents and, as the case may be, provides representation services before the courts specialised in litigation work regarding the disciplinary procedure, including appeals against dismissal.

Administrative and tax litigation: attorneys at Piperea and Associates are specialised in several categories of litigation: tax appeals, including suspending the execution of the European Commission’s State Aid recovery decisions and annulment of sanction decisions issued by the Competition Council.

  • Number of lawyers: 21
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian
  • Russian
  • Romanian

Above material supplied by SCA Piperea & Associates.

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